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 8-Day North Island Family Fun Adventure Travel

8-Day North Island Family Fun Adventure Travel

New Zealand is the perfect holiday destination for a young family. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of North Island and participate in a wide range of fun family activities and entertainment together. Whether you want a tour for just you and the kids or grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins to come along too, we can tailor-make a family vacation just for you. We can mix and match elements of our nature, scenic, and cultural tours to suit your group’s needs.

We ensure you will see our highlights and provide a uniquely personal and flexible experience for the whole family. You can dig your private spa pool in the sand at a hot water beach, take a road trip around Middle Earth, and pretend to be a Hobbit. Take an unrivalled, world-class ziplining adventure in one of the few preserved ancient native forests. Experience a day of excitement and connection to our unique culture with diverse experiences for the whole family. Be a part of 'conservation in action' as you take an immersive journey through the world of the kiwi bird. Learn about our farm environment and local animals at a real working farm—soft raft to a remote picnic location on a secluded river valley with deep, spectacular gorges.


Day 1: Auckland arrival
  • Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is a multi-cultural urban oasis of food, music, arts, and culture. Its sparkling waters and lush landscapes meet city sophistication. 

  • Wētā Workshop Unleashed – one of the city's premier Auckland attractions. Explore interactive and immersive make-believe film sets, focusing on horror, fantasy and sci-fi worlds.

  • Experience first-hand the excitement and emotion of game day. The All Blacks Experience will immerse guests in the history, culture and people who have made the All Blacks such an essential part of New Zealand’s story. 

Day 2: Auckland – Coromandel
  • The Coromandel, on New Zealand's North Island, is known for its pristine beaches, native forests, and laid-back vibe.

  • Dig your own natural hot pool metres from the Pacific Ocean at the world-famous Hot Water Beach. Great surf, cafes & art galleries add to this very Kiwi experience. Take an eco-glass boat experience to explore the stunning Coromandel coastline and the Te Whanganui-A-Hei marine reserve.

  • Enjoy a guided scenic glass bottom boat tour along the breathtaking volcanic coastline, which includes Cathedral Cove, sheer cliff faces, towering pinnacles, incredible rock formations, and sea caves.
Day 3: Coromandel  – Waitomao Caves
  • Just south of Auckland lies the Waikato region. Well-known for its underground wonders, black sand surf beaches and rolling green hills, the Waikato region offers many nature-based activities and attractions surrounding a vibrant city hub.

  • Waitomo Caves - Under the green hills of Waitomo lies a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. The area's name comes from the Maori words wai (water) and tomo (hole). Explore a World of Glow Worms with our Private Cave Tours on our Family Farm! 
Day 4: Waitomo - Hobbiton - Rotorua
  • Experience Middle‑earth™ with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Your guided tour starts with a drive through our picturesque 1,250-acre sheep farm, which offers spectacular views across the Kaimai Ranges.

  • Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers, and natural hot springs, showcasing our fascinating Māori culture.

  • Te Puia is New Zealand's geothermal wonderland, featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud pools, traditional Māori carvers and weavers at our national schools, Kiwi birds, and our world-famous restaurant, Pātaka Kai. Here, enjoy a conventional Dinner Show and Hangi meal.  

Day 5: Rotorua

  • The Original Canopy Zipline Tour is a fully guided experience that immerses you in an ancient forest, exhibiting New Zealand’s unique natural identity. Adventure, breathtaking scenery, and discovery elevate every sense!
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  • Join experiences and take an immersive journey where you'll learn about Kiwis, their native environment, and what makes them genuinely iconic the world over. Delve into darkness and spot Kiwis in our purpose-built nocturnal house, and discover the secrets of the Kiwi in our interactive displays. 

  • Superman dives into a giant inflatable ball and rolls down Mt Ngongotaha with ZORB, where the fun will have you laughing uncontrollably. Rotorua is the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre bucket list activity.

Day 6: Rotorua – Taupo - Ragatikai Valley

  • Lake Taupo is on New Zealand's North Island and is in the caldera of Taupo Volcano. The beautiful Lake Taupō is about the size of Singapore—more of an inland sea. Just north of Taupō, New Zealand's most visited attraction is the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second.

  • Journey on a cruise to the Māori Rock Carvings in comfort and style with a stunning tour of the Lake Taupō bays. Our 90-minute tour on the Lake is on your list of the 'top things to do in Taupō'. 

  • Centred upon three volcanoes –Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu –Tongariro National Park is home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes.
Day 7: Ranagtikai Farm Stay (one of our personal favourite stays)
  • This is a little slice of nature heaven that you will find difficult to find anywhere else with such great people to share it with, and at the end of it, you will feel more relaxed and switched off than you have in a very long time.

  • Departing from Tarata, rafting through gentle rapids, crystal clear waters, vertical gorges and unbelievable scenery of the Rangitikei River. Visit a secret waterfall and stop for a Picnic lunch and swim. Float quietly through Middle Earth, scenes from the movie Lord of the Rings.

  • There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy. The family is always looking for help collecting eggs and feeding the chickens, pigs, deer, goats, dogs and puppies, rabbits, possums, sheep, and turtles. Plus, they need any extras, especially in spring when we are bottle-feeding the orphan lambs.
Day 8: Rangatikai - Wellington
  • Situated at the southern end of the North Island and nestled between green hills and a sparkling harbour, Wellington, New Zealand, is a little city with a big heart.

  • The bright red Wellington Cable Car is a bit of a classic. Take a ride from the terminal in the heart of the Lambton Quay shopping district to the lookout for panoramic views of the city. 

  • No trip to Wellington is complete without a visit to the incredible Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This innovative museum offers fabulous treasures and stories about this country, its unique natural environment, Māori culture, art, heritage, and fascinating history.  

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Highlights

The itinerary will be 100% tailored to your interest and budget.
A personal and experienced driver-guide will accompany you in discovering our country.
Get close to some "real local" New Zealanders and our culture and lifestyle.
Experience some of the best local activities in New Zealand.

 

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